Apply Now: March 1 Deadline for 2012 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-second anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. The awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork projects. Student applicants should demonstrate an interest in documentary studies and possess the talent and skills necessary to conduct an intensive documentary project. These skills may include oral history, photography, film/video, nonfiction or creative writing, audio, or active interest in community service programs.

Applicants must be registered undergraduate students at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. CDS welcomes both individual and collaborative proposals. This grant is intended to fund sustained work on summer projects. The winners’ final projects will be archived at Duke.

Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012. Awards of up to $2,000 will be made by April 16, 2012.

View application guidelines and past winners here

Image caption: Kyegu, Tibet after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. Photograph by Dorje Dondrub, winner of a 2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award.

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